By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with a number of visiting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan elders at Presidential Palace.
In the meeting, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, Farhatullah Babur, Afrasiab Khattak, Bashir Ahmad Bilour, Mohamoud Khan Achakzai, Muhsin Dawar and Bushra Gohar first congratulated President Ghani for his second term Presidency.
Praising the country’s President for his bravery and resistance during rocket attack on the inauguration day, the speakers by pointing to peace efforts said peace was the desire of all, praising President Ghani for his efforts in this regard.
They added that stability in Afghanistan was important for the whole region in particular Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan that have suffered from continued terrorism and violence, saying that Afghans have also suffered from four decades of continued war and given lots of sacrifices and their sacrifices would bring peace and security to Afghanistan.
In the meeting, Vice President Amrullah Saleh by welcoming the respective elders to Kabul said Afghanistan was the common home of all Pashtuns and thanked them for visiting Kabul.
“Afghans’ unity, culture and relations will be protected and nobody will be allowed to create gaps between us and we have been saddened by killing and harming the nation beyond Durand Line due to increasing terrorism and violence,” Saleh added.
Afterwards, President by welcoming to the elders said: “Our and your destiny is common.
A stable, powerful Afghanistan having good economy will put positive impact on security of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan.”
President Ghani further said that they should jointly make effort towards ending violence as a stable Afghanistan was in the benefit of all in the region.
Pointing to capacity of the Afghan nation, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said: “Our nation is our big investment as they think and focus on future. When we implemented ceasefire two years ago, Taliban entered villages and big cities where people welcomed and did not misbehave with them.” President Ghani insisted that the rights of women and youth depended on the country’s constitution and republic and he was committed to completely ending the fourty years’ war and violence in the country.